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Over the past weekend SpaceX successfully launched an Argentinian satellite into space using its Falcon 9 rocket.
The SAOCOM 1A, as its called, was launched from an air force base in California and lit up the skies quite spectacularly.
Those who could see the launch as it happened took to Twitter to share pictures and express their awe (see below).
— DenaAB (@DenaMarieAB) October 8, 2018
— george (@WhoIsGev) October 8, 2018
— Blyssey (@Blyssey) October 8, 2018
Watched the SpaceX Falcon 9 Vandenberg launch from Santa Barbara. Awesome view!!! Maybe we’ll hear reports about alien sightings😁 GoPro night timelapse. #SpaceX #Falcon9 #GoPro pic.twitter.com/Kze9aHmOri
— Bruce Wallace (@sbcoder) October 8, 2018
Others couldn’t resist a little humour.
— S🦂 (@sergioxco) October 8, 2018
— Sammy 🍕 (@SammySantillano) October 8, 2018
— Jarrett (@jarrettzackary1) October 8, 2018
Falcon 9 had its first land landing back at the Californian base following the launch.
Feature Image: SpaceX